There have been a number of bicycle/car accidents and tragedies this year in the triangle and there are many close calls riders experience each and every week while riding. To encourage safe cycling and to promote positive interactions between bicyclists and drivers, local riders, bike clubs and various organizations will be hosting the Capital Area Ride for Safety (CARS) on September 25th, 2016.
The CARS ride will carry the message across the triangle encouraging bicycling, demonstrate obedience to the law, show proper car/bicycling etiquette, support local tourism, and generate constructive dialogue. The idea to educate, raise awareness and encourage positive interaction between drivers and bicyclist.
First, thanks to everyone who will be attending our Capital Area Ride for Safety (CARS) event. The response and attention we are getting is overwhelming. Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a huge impact on public awareness on the importance of bicycle safety, not to mention the donations that have continued to pour in that will help the 4 cyclists injured Feb. 20th in Johnston County.
There may be a small registration fee, and donations are accepted. The CARS t-shirts "Change Lanes to Pass" will be sold at the event, until they run out.
Facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/events/972001669553110/
Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CapitalAreaRideforSafety
Donations will be accepted at the event or you can continue to have those dollars coming in by going to our GoFundMe page a thttps://www.gofundme.com/grahamandcomrades
START/FINISH: Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh NC 27614
REGISTRATION FEE: $?
DISTANCE: 29 miles
HALFWAY POINT: Halifax Mall, 300 N Salisbury St, Government Complex, Raleigh, NC 27603 (http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/go/halifax-mall)
PACE: This ride will be "CONTROLLED" at approximately a 14-15mph AVERAGE pace with assistance from the Raleigh Police Department.
WEATHER: In the event of rain the event will be canceled for safety reasons. A ride weather update will be posted a few days before the event.
TO ALL RIDERS:
A. Each rider is responsible for bringing all the essential equipment and tools such as helmet, spare tubes, pump/CO2, hydration, etc. No helmet - no ride!
B. It is strongly recommended that you carry your driver's license, health insurance card (or copies), a note containing emergency contact information or Road I.D. in case of an emergency.
C. Each rider MUST sign a waiver - link will be available.